Nanoceramics for blood-borne virus removal

Zhao, Yufeng, Sugiyama, Sadahiro, Miller, Thomas, & Miao, Xigeng (2008) Nanoceramics for blood-borne virus removal. Expert Review of Medical Devices, 5(3), pp. 395-405.

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Abstract

The development of nanoscience and nanotechnology in the field of ceramics has brought new opportunities for the development of virus removal techniques. A number of nanoceramics, including nanostructured alumina, titania, zirconia etc. have been introduced for the applications in virus removal/separation. Filtration or adsorption of viruses and thus the removal of viruses through nanoceramics, such as nanoporous/mesoporous ceramic membranes, ceramic nanofibres, and ceramic nanoparticles will make it possible to produce an efficient system for virus removal from blood and with excellent chemical/thermal stability. Currently nanoceramic membranes and filters based on sol-gel alumina membranes and NanoCeram® nanofibre filters have been commercialized and applied to remove viruses from the blood. Nevertheless, filtration using nanoprous filters is limited to the removal of only free viruses in the bloodstream.

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ID Code: 13252
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Nanoceramics, nanoporous, membranes, nanofibres, nanoparticles, viruses, blood
DOI: 10.1586/17434440.5.3.395
ISSN: 1743-4440
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Future Drugs
Deposited On: 07 Apr 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 30 Oct 2013 00:28

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